This is a test of Blender 2.5’s Composition Nodes, to see how they differ from the 2.49a release. We saw the incredible music video ‘Particle Garden‘ by David Tilman that he created in Blender, and gave away the source files. Taking a peak through those, he uses a mesh with dupliverts to map the spheres, and animates the camera and the displace modifier to create a beautiful flythrough.
He also made extensive use of the Composition Nodes available, namely RGB, Defocus and Glare. The source .blend file is available below.